ISLAMABAD – The BBC’s new political drama Roadkill was slammed for its ‘anti-Conservative bias’ as a Tory MP stated: ‘If they did the same for a left-wing character it would be a hate crime’. The drama, written by Hampstead playwright Sir David Hare, sees Hugh Laurie taking part in corrupt Tory authorities minister Peter Laurence, who within the first episode is seen mendacity in court docket throughout a libel trial, sleeping along with his mistress and burying proof of a love baby. Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, who was reacting to criticism of Roadkill, stated: ‘This present is simply one other BBC anti-Conservative trope.
In the event that they did the identical for a left-wing character it could most likely be classed as a hate crime.’ Considerations over left-wing bias on the BBC have seen Prime Minister Boris Johnson push for a right-wing determine to fill the function of chairman, with former editor Charles Moore lined up for the job earlier than he turned it down.MrBridgen added: ‘It’s an incredible disgrace Charles Moore didn’t need it. He most likely thinks it’s gone too far. However they need to do one thing to rescue the BBC from itself or nobody’s going to look at it.’ Roadkill was additionally criticised by the actor Laurence Fox, who informed: ‘I never watch the BBC and it’s definitely not my job to defend the Tory Celebration however I don’t watch it as a result of a lot content material is a lecture from a collection of stereotypes. A morality play. A brand new chairman is desperately wanted earlier than the BBC disappears in a puff of Woke Smoke.’